Scholarships

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Scholarships

The Sterling-Rock Falls Community Trust awards a number of scholarships annually to students from Sterling High School, Rock Falls Township High School and Newman Central Catholic High School. Most scholarships are awarded in early April.
Click here to download a general application for most scholarships.

Scholarship Funds

Need-Based Funds:

Sterling-Rock Falls Community Trust General Scholarship Fund

Number of Scholarships: Varies
Amount: Up to $1,000 for trade/technical certificate or license program; Up to $1,500 for local community colleges; Up to $3,000 for all other colleges & universities

Home Hospital Scholarship

Number of Scholarships: Varies
Amount: $500

W. Martin Dillon Memorial Scholarship Fund

Number of Scholarships: 1 per year
Amount: Four-year scholarship award, $2,500 award per year; Intended for student attending a four-year college or university

Helene R. Dillon Memorial Scholarship Fund

Number of Scholarships: 1 per year
Amount: Four-year scholarship award, $2,500 award per year; Intended for student attending a four-year college or university

Charles G. Bosco Memorial Scholarship Fund

Number of Scholarships: 1 every 4 years **Available in 2021**
Amount: Four-year scholarship award, $1,000 award per year; Intended for student attending a four-year college or university

Russell & Margaret Koster Agricultural Scholarship

Number of Scholarships: 1 per year
Amount: $500

Robert Propheter Memorial Scholarship Fund

Number of Scholarships: 1 per year
Amount: Up to $800

Cadet Thorpe Scholarship Fund

Number of scholarships: 1 per year
Amount: $500

Wolens Family STEM Scholarship Fund

Number of scholarships: 1 per year
Amount: TBD (one award)

Gentry Family Scholarship

Number of scholarships: 1 per year
Amount: Up to $1,000

Ole Bly Pace Scholarship

Number of scholarships: 1 per year **Not available in 2021**
Amount: TBD

Merit-Based Scholarships:

Florence Potter Hankenson Memorial Scholarship Fund

Number of Scholarships: 1 every 4 years when available **Available in 2022**
Amount: $250 per year, four-year scholarship award to University of Illinois

Lucile Sudbury Memorial

Number of Scholarships: 1 per year
Amount: $5,000; four-year award

Clement Hey Memorial Scholarship Fund

Number of Scholarships: 2 per year
Amount: $2,000 per scholarship; One-time annual scholarship awarded to graduating seniors

Keeney Fund

Number of Scholarships: 2 per year
Amount: $700 per year

Sandra Smith Scholarship

Number of scholarships: 1 per year **Not available in 2021**
Amount: TBD

Jim & Lenore McKinzie Scholarship Fund

Number of Scholarships: 1 per year
Amount: $500-$600 scholarship per year (one award)

SVCC Transfer Student Funds:

These funds are for students transferring from Sauk Valley Community College to a 4-year institution.

Juanita Prescott Memorial

Number of Scholarships: 1 per year
Amount: Up to $1,000

Download a Prescott Scholarship application

Janis Card Memorial

Number of Scholarships: 1 per year
Amount: Up to $1,000

Download a Card Scholarship application